Marc Fisher, a Senior Editor of The Washington Post, reports and writes on a wide range of topics. He recently completed two years as The Post’s Enterprise Editor for local news, leading a team of writers creating narrative journalism and experimenting with new forms of storytelling for web and print editions of the newspaper.
Fisher previously wrote The Post’s local column and a blog, “Raw Fisher.” Earlier, he was the paper’s Special Reports Editor, wrote about politics and culture for the Style section, served as Central Europe bureau chief on The Post’s Foreign staff, and covered the D.C. schools and D.C. politics for the Metro section, where he was also an Assistant City Editor.
His history of radio since the advent of television, “Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and The Revolution That Shaped a Generation” (Random House, 2007). The book traces radio’s role in the nation’s popular culture from 1950 to the present, focusing on how old media adapt when new technologies burst onto the marketplace. While writing that book, he was a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He was also Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University, teaching a course on The Journalism of Daily Life.
Fisher is also the author of “After the Wall: Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History” (Simon and Schuster, 1995). The book is a reporter’s view of Germany after reunification, focusing on the country’s struggle with its history during a century of trauma and aggression. The book stemmed from Fisher’s four years reporting in Germany, beginning with the dramatic events of autumn 1989.